RUST ... Dangerous rust.

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RUST ... Dangerous rust.

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Post by philip » 13 years ago

These photos were supposedly taken at a CANADIAN TIRE store.

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Post by asavage » 13 years ago

Somebody had the lift positioned wrong.

That frame is a worse example of what the "Bellingham Truck's" frame was going to do. The rear axle arches were the worrysome ones.
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Post by glenlloyd » 13 years ago

Al's right, the lift is positioned wrong, but those Mazda trucks are notorious for chassis rust as well. I would bet that the box has been rubbing against the cab for some time now.

One reason I hate to have a car put on a lift if I'm not present. There are too few places that I trust to position the lift correctly. I've had to "instruct" in a very loud and firm voice from the sidelines, where exactly the lift pads should be placed.

This underscores the need to visually inspect your vehicles undercarriage at least on a yearly basis if not more frequently.

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Post by philip » 13 years ago

glenlloyd wrote:Al's right, the lift is positioned wrong, -SNIP- I've had to "instruct" in a very loud and firm voice from the sidelines, where exactly the lift pads should be placed. -SNIP- steve a
All that said, I'm sure most drivers do NOT know the correct lift points for their vehicle. Why would they?

For instance, where are the correct lift points for this truck?
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